Browns Windsor Brasserie and Bar Review
Just over a week ago, I was invited to review Browns Brasserie and Bar in Windsor. Living close to Windsor it’s not actually somewhere I’ve been before. My Mum friends and I like to escape and go out for a meal every now and then child free, so I decided to invite them along for the ride.
The restaurant itself has recently been refurbished, and a really chic decor. You’re greeted with a fabulous grand piano as you enter the bar and the whole place definitely has a Cosmopolitan air to it. We went on a cold night in January about a week before payday so I have to admit the place was pretty quiet. But there is plenty of seating outside and I can imagine the bar and restaurant completely buzzing in the summer.
The seating was a mixture of round and long tables and some high tables with bar stools. We were seated at a lovely round table near the window and immediately got distracted by the cocktail menu! Which were fabulous by the way, rather potent, but fabulous. The restaurant also offers afternoon tea, which I could be very tempted by too.
We each opted to have a three course meal for the evening and there was some really great items on the menu. Between the four of us we only choose two of the starters – the Devon crab on toast and the duck liver parfait. Both of which were really delicious. I chose to have the crab as I’m a big fan of crab and don’t get to have it very often and I wasn’t disappointed. I’d definitely have it again. It was served on toast with a really subtle dressing that didn’t over power the flavour of the crab.
For main course, between the four of us we chose the The Browns burger, steak and Guinness pie and the avocado and beetroot salad. My choice was the steak and Guinness pie which I asked to have with fries instead of bubble and squeak. It was really tasty, my friends also said their choices were great too. The salad wouldn’t have been something I’d have picked myself, but two of my friends had it and said they’d definitely recommend it.
No meal in my humble opinion is complete without desert. I opted for the trio of deserts which was a white chocolate mousse, chocolate fondant and chocolate ice cream. Quite frankly it was amazing! Although in hindsight quite a large desert on top of the starter and main course I had already had. But you can never go wrong with chocolate. My friends chose the creme brûlée served with a shortbread biscuit and cherry, almond and apple crumble served with a brandy snap and ice cream. Also yummy.
We had a lovely evening at Browns Windsor, there were lots of things I could have chosen on the menu and the food I did have was delicious. Although the restaurant was quiet the night we went, I could see that it would have a great atmosphere at the weekends and most definitely in the summer. Our waitress was attentive and friendly and the food served in good time. I would definitely go back again. I also seriously recommend you get a cocktail!
*Disclosure: We were invited to Browns Windsor for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own.